Bernadette M. Stevenson Caruso
Top Row and Bottom Left: Bernadette, circa 1986;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to an unknown age
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: September 27, 1986 from Baltimore County, Maryland
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 2, 1963
Age: 23 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 190 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown/blonde hair, green eyes. Bernadette has a mole on her left cheek. Her ears are pierced.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black tank dress over a pink tank top, a pink belt, sheer pantyhose, pink flat shoes, a pink cotton jacket, and possibly small earrings, a gold necklace and a wristwatch which was either gold with a small band, or had a Mickey Mouse face.
Unidentified White Female
Located on June 3, 1992 in Lenhartsville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Investigators believe that the body was buried between June 1, 1991 and June 3, 1992.
The cause of death has not been determined however, foul play is suspected due to circumstances surrounding the recovery of the body.
Estimated age: 40 - 45 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0"-5'3"; 120 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair.
Dentals: Available. She had severe periodontal disease.
Clothing: A black sweater-dress with a white belt, pantyhose, an orange colored plastic watch and a plastic broach pin in the shape of a dolphin.
Fingerprints: Not Available.
The skeletal remains of this victim was discovered buried in a shallow grave on June 3, 1992. The body was discovered in a soybean field, which is located near Christman Road in Lenhartsville, Berks County Pennsylvania
I was wondering if anyone ever looked at these women?
I know the age is off and the date . They state circumstances surrounding the recovery of the body? What that means I do not know.
Details of Disappearance
Bernadette was last seen leaving Shaw's Jewelry Store in the Eastpoint Mall in northeastern Baltimore County, Maryland on September 27, 1986. Caruso had completed her work shift at the jewelry store and was seen entering her car in the mall's parking lot at approximately 5:05 p.m. that day. She had told a co-worker that her estranged husband, Michael Caruso, had called her and she was going to meet him to discuss something. Caruso has never been heard from again. She was supposed to call a friend later that day, but never did. Her vehicle, a gray/green 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier with Maryland license tags numbered FYW-097, has never been recovered. Bernadette was carrying a bag containing a pink and black jacket at the time of her disappearance.
Bernadette was separated from Michael, a Baltimore County police officer, at the time of her disappearance. They were involved in a bitter custody battle over their three-year-old daughter. Their daughter was spending the weekend with relatives on the day Bernadette vanished. Michael was later fired from the police department after being convicted of abusing a prisoner. Witnesses report that he often threatened his wife. He has not been charged in her case, however, nor has he or anyone else been named as a suspect.
Foul play is suspected in Bernadette's disappearance due to the circumstances involved. Her loved ones describe her disappearance as uncharacteristic of her and they believe she came to harm. Caruso resided in the 4000 block of Rustico Road in Carrollwood, Maryland in 1986. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Baltimore County Police Department
Maryland State Police
So it looks like I won't be taking her husbands word for what she was wearing last.Also one more thing I think Periodontal disease is not neglect it is just that ,a gum disease.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-15-2013 at 02:44 AM. Reason: add
Bernadette Caruso https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1816/1/
The Pennsylvania Jane Doe
Wonder why the farmer didn't discover the body the previous year if it was buried in a shallow grave in a field at least for an year? Presumably he plowed his field the year before, and the year before that.While plowing his field a farmer unearthed remains of a skeletonized body that had been buried in a shallow grave. It was determined the body had been there for at least one year. An exact cause of death was unable to be determined. Numerous bones of lower extremity and neck were never recovered.
I seriously doubt this is a match. Bernadette disappered in 1986 under circumstances that appeared as though she met foul play within 24 hours.
I don't see how she would have gone unnoticed by the farmer for 6 years.
I'm a newbie, so please forgive me. That's near Kutztown State College, Reading and up the road from Harrisburg. What did the Law Enforcement rule out so far? Thanks!
I hope that someone at least ruled out Brenda Condon based on proximity (44 minutes away) and general timeframe (1 year from disappearance to discovery)
Does anyone know if there is a NamUs profile for this Jane Doe?
Last edited by traacker13; 05-02-2012 at 09:45 PM.
Sorry, if you have submitted Brenda. I've just submitted her without realising this thread was here.
Some drug acquaintances of her boyfriend are only 13 minutes away... not insinuating anything, just pointing out that there is a connection to the area our IUD was found in.
Here is the list of ruleouts for this UID:
Ella Beth Lodermeier
Last Updated August 21, 2012
Often, what you see as rule-outs for unidentified in NamUs are only NamUs rule-outs, possible matches generated by NamUs and ruled-out. They don't include all of the possible matches sent to LE over the years.
Just received a response from Namus, this is NOT Brenda.